Betsey Johnson Rejigs Strategy

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On Thursday, it was revealed that Betsey Johnson LLC has filed Chapter 11 and, as a result, the bulk of the designer’s boutiques will close and about 350 staffers are expected to lose their jobs.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Kanye West with Kim Kardashian in Chanel.


The Kim and Kanye Show

The Chanel dinner marked the second public outing for new couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

clock April 25, 2012Matthew Lynch

A visual from Oasis.


Aurora to Launch E-commerce in U.S.

The transactional site for the U.K. group behind Warehouse, Oasis and Coast will have a shared basket for easy navigation between brands and combined checkout.

clock April 25, 2012Sharon Edelson

Victoria Beckham

Fashion Scoops

Victoria Beckham Hits Lane Crawford

The former Spice Girl touched down in Hong Kong after a stop in Beijing to promote her Victoria label.

clock April 25, 2012Payal Uttam


Hugo Boss Q1 Profits Grow 14%

The company’s sales gained 13 percent in the period.

clock April 26, 2012Melissa Drier


Liz Claiborne Narrows Loss in First Quarter

Wall Street is looking for big things from the firm’s Kate Spade brand, which posted a 73 percent comparable-store sales gain in March.

clock April 26, 2012Evan Clark

Alan Ennis


Revlon Putting Almay Brand Under Microscope

Slower sales of Almay hampered sales in the first quarter, which dipped 0.8 percent.

clock April 26, 2012Molly Prior

The Duchess of Cambridge in a gray Amanda Wakeley dress.

Fashion Scoops

Double Duty for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Thursday marked an event-packed day for the royal couple, who turned up at events at The Goldsmiths’ Hall and London’s Imperial War Museum.

clock April 26, 2012Nina Jones


L’Oréal Buys Cadum Baby Care Brand

According to industry reports the acquisition cost 200 million euros, or $264.5 million at current exchange.

clock April 26, 2012Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Stefan Engström Named CEO of J. Lindeberg

Already a co-owner of the Stockholm-based company, he will retain his global brand director title.

clock April 26, 2012David Lipke

Aromatic Blends items.


Kiehl’s Testing Entry Into Fragrance

Retailer’s new Aromatic Blends line, due in July, features four scent blends that were sustainably sourced from around the globe.

clock April 26, 2012Julie Naughton

Caryn Zucker, Muffie Potter Aston and Jamie Tisch in Gucci with Dr. Annette Rickel and Tory Burch in Gucci.


MSKCC Moves Its Spring Gala to The Met

The fifth annual Spring Ball drew a charitably minded crowd on Wednesday night to the Metropolitan Museum’s Temple of Dendur.

clock April 26, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Benefit's "Glamouriety."

Beauty Features

Jean and Jane Ford Premiere ‘Glamouriety’

The identical twins and Benefit founders attended a screening of the short documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival.

clock April 26, 2012Julie Naughton

An aerial view of City Creek Center, featuring retractable roofing.

Real Estate

Taubman Opens City Creek Center in Salt Lake

Featuring retractable glass roofs and a fountain that spouts fire and water, it is the only regional mall scheduled to open this year.

clock April 26, 2012Holly Haber

George Feldenkreis


PEI in Deal to Bring Manhattan to China

China Outfitters to spearhead brand’s development in China, Hong Kong and Macau.

clock April 26, 2012Arnold J. Karr

A look at the skin care and makeup collection.


Alicia Silverstone, Juice Beauty Team Up on Makeup, Skin Care

It took two years to get the products in the Alicia Silverstone Collection for Juice Beauty up to snuff ecologically.

clock April 26, 2012Rachel Brown

A view of the Burberry flagship located at the base of the Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Fetes First Taiwan Flagship

The brand marked the official opening of its store in the iconic Taipei 101 tower with the launch of a multimedia extravaganza.

clock April 27, 2012Mengly Taing

Les Cascades de Rochas


Rochas Launching New Scent

Les Cascades de Rochas will be introduced exclusively in Marionnaud in France in May.

clock April 26, 2012Jennifer Weil

Darcey Bussell

Skin Care

PZ Cussons Revs Up Sanctuary Spa Brand

Changes include a repackaging effort, a new celebrity face, a debut on QVC in the U.S. and a skin care offering aimed at mature women.

clock April 26, 2012Julie Naughton

The majority of the boutiques will close.


Betsey Johnson Unit Files Chapter 11

As a result the bulk of the designer’s boutiques will close and about 350 staffers are expected to lose their jobs.

clock April 26, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver

Designer and Luxury

Lanvin Gives Beijing the Runway Treatment

It’s been five years since Alber Elbaz last held a show here, an eternity for the fast-developing Chinese capital.

clock April 26, 2012Carolynne Wheeler

From left: Co-founders Derek Wall, Lisa Kline, Neel Grover and Jeff Sherwood


Vaniti to Launch as Online Marketplace

New Web site will allow upscale and emerging brands to convey their points of view through virtual storefronts.

clock April 26, 2012Rachel Brown

Julia Goldin, Chris Elshaw, Emma Stone, Alan Ennis and John Collier


Upbeat Mood at NACDS Belies Challenges Ahead

The good times were back at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, but digital storm clouds are gathering.

clock April 26, 2012Faye Brookman and Belisa Silva

The cover of Departures magazine.


Departures Magazine Takes Celebrity Detour

For the first time, the title has a famous face on its cover — a never-before-seen photograph of Mick Jagger that was taken in 1963.

clock April 27, 2012Amy Wicks


Tommy Hilfiger Restructures P.R. and Marketing Department

Heather Vandenberghe, formerly with Louis Vuitton, has joined Hilfiger as senior vice president of marketing and communications for the Americas, a new post.

clock April 27, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Sends Off Inaugural Fashion Incubator Class

After two years working out of a tax subsidized studio space at 209 West 38th Street, designers including Prabal Gurung and Waris Ahluwalia are on their own.

clock April 27, 2012Jessica Iredale

A rendering of the Elie Saab shop-in-shop in Mexico City.

Fashion Scoops

Elie Saab to Open in Mexico City

Lebanese designer’s first store will be a shop-in-shop at Saks Fifth Avenue in the city’s Santa Fe district.

clock April 27, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Gianfranco Ferré Refutes Media Reports

Company released a statement denying that the Isernia court had sequestered its brands during a hearing on April 20.

clock April 27, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Karmaloop, eMuze Hosting Boston Bash

The invite-only event features a competition that will showcase eight aspiring fashion designers and 15 models from 25 colleges.

clock April 27, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

New Balance Signs Hanley Ramirez

The footwear and apparel brand will become the All-Star third baseman’s official on-field footwear and off-field footwear and athletic provider.

clock April 27, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Roger Vivier’s Bruno Frisoni Tours Southern California

The brand is opening a store in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on May 3.

clock April 27, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Bill Cunningham’s William J Hats Set Sale Record

The 23 creations exclusively available last week on through vintage dealer Katy Kane sold out in 10 minutes.

clock April 27, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Macy’s CFO Talks Coupons and Customers at Barclays Conference

Karen Hoguet told investors that the retailer wouldn’t be changing its approach to coupons, and offered up a history lesson as well.

clock April 27, 2012Evan Clark


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